Moved to Chicago in September 2012 to follow my passion for a career in sports. After realizing this dream for 14 months, I decided no passion for a career was worth sacrificing the delicate balance we all seek between work and social life. I missed my friends, family and potential dates with you!
Education: U of I - Biomaterials Engineering, U of I - MBA
Typical free time is spent jogging with my dogs, catching up on DVR'ed shows, grabbing a few craft beers with friends, and engaging in other sorts of physical activity (basketball, golf, working out, etc.)
My father is from Ireland, and I still have family there that I visit fairly often. As a result, I like Guinness and I've been told I exude a semblance of an Irish charm. No accent, though - sorry, ladies.
Treating others the way I want to be treated.
Also saying 'bless you' when people sneeze.
Hip-hop: Eminem, Ye, HOV, Childish Gambino, Drake, Twista, Yelawolf
Country: George Strait, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan, Billy Currington
Random: Frank Ocean, Skrillex, Damien Rice, Michael Buble, Andrew McMahon (weird contrast there)
Shows: The Wire, Arrested Development, Suits, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Community, Always Sunny, Mad Men, LOST, Fargo, The Leftovers, America's Funniest Home Videos (particularly where people wipe out)
Movies: Gladiator, Inception, Memento, Taken, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Anchorman, Superbad, Wedding Crashers, Fight Club, Ryan Reynolds rom-coms, The Departed, Training Day, Almost Famous, Whiplash, Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, The Last Five Years
Food: breakfast and avocado at any meal (give me ALL the avocado). Peanut butter. Bananas and apples. Chips and guac on the menu? Here's my money. I'm Irish - meat and potatoes never gets old. Sushi...with avocado, or course.
Eggs and avocados
...and what on Earth is my Husky trying to tell me when he talks to me in outlandish perpetuity.
- meeting for a drink at patio/rooftop (love red wine, scotch/bourbon, craft beer)
- taking dogs to the park/beach and packing a lunch (albeit a blast, I realize this could be an aggressive first date - but why not?)
- checking out a sporting event